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UCL Christmas and New Year mail arrangements

20 November 2013

We would like to draw your attention to the last posting dates for Christmas mail.

The latest dates that mail can be accepted into the UCL Post Room for intended delivery to addressees prior to Christmas are:


Wednesday 4 December - Asia, Far East (inc. Japan) and New Zealand.

Thursday 5 December - Australia

Friday 6 December - South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East,

Monday 9 December - Cyprus and Eastern Europe.

Tuesday 10 December - Canada

Thursday 12 December - USA

Friday 13 December - Western Europe

HM FORCES - BFPO parcels can be posted free of charge via the UCL Mail Service.

Friday 29 November - British Forces Post Office (Operational)

Friday 13 December - British Forces Post Office (Non - Operational or Static)


Wednesday 18 December - Second Class

Friday 20 December - First Class and Special Deliveries

We would appreciate your co-operation in observing the deadlines set by Royal Mail and assist us by posting early for Christmas.


The UCL Mail Service will close at 15.00 on Friday 20th December and re-open at 07.00 on Thursday 2nd January. There will be no access to the Post Room between these dates. The last collection of departmental post will take place between 12.00 and 13.30 on Friday 20th December to ensure dispatch on the last working day.


The UCL Mail Service will accept bulk mailings up to and including Tuesday 17th December. After this date no bulk mailings will be accepted without prior consultation with the Mail Services Manager (Steve Shine ext. 41911, s.shine@ucl.ac.uk).

In common with previous years the Post Room expect a very substantial amount of additional mail in the pre-Christmas period as Departments clear their desks for the seasonal break, creating an increase in demand on the postal service.


Let me please remind all staff that UCL's mail service is not to be used for personal mail and parcels. The Post Room will not frank or dispatch personal items and any suspected abuse of the service will be investigated.


This year the UCL Post Room Christmas card will be supporting CLIC sargent the children's cancer charity. Any donations can be made via;


May we take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Steve Shine, Mail Services Manager, UCL Estates